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Bradley Katz

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Bradley Katz Obituary
Bradley David Katz, age 85, Atlanta, died peacefully on August 8, 2018. Born in Warsaw, North Carolina on August 10, 1932, Bradley's parents were Simon Nathan Katz, who had emigrated to the US in the late 19th century and settled in Baltimore, MD, and Ida Katz of North Carolina. Growing up in Warsaw, Bradley's family were multi-generational merchants who owned and operated Katz' Department Store for many years. After graduating from the University of North Carolina and joining the US Army Reserves, Bradley enlisted in the Korean War as a sergeant. Stationed in Peru, he assigned to tracking Russian satellite activity, including Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite launched in 1957. After returning home to Warsaw, it wasn't long before Bradley was introduced to the love of his life who eventually became his wife, Bernice Stillman, originally from Nashville, but who was living in Atlanta when they met. They married in 1962 and after a short stint in Warsaw, the couple moved to Atlanta where Bradley and Bernice were proud to open their own ladies clothing and shoe stores, Plaza Sportwear, Plaza Footwear and Finales. Brad and Bernice worked in the store, side by side together every day, expanding the store to 3 locations which operated successfully for over 40 years. He was also very involved in the community, serving as a Mason for over 50 years and a member of the Sandy Springs Kiwanis' Club, serving as a Club Past President. Over the years, Bradley enjoyed many hobbies including collecting bronze sculptures and hand-signed prints by the artist and father of Art Deco, Erte, as well as rare coin collecting, and establishing many flourishing salt water aquariums. But some of his biggest joys - and dissapointments! - came as a long-time Atlanta Falcons and Hawks season ticket holder, as he cheered on and never lost faith in his beloved Falcons and Hawks teams for over 50 years. He especially enjoyed attending games with his late wife Bernice and son, Stephen. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Julian and Pamela Barfield Katz; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Scott Hartley; grandsons: Ryan and Myles Hartley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Stillman Katz. Bradley also had many good friends who will miss him dearly. Sign online guest book at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, or the . A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Friday, August 10 at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mount Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 with Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner officiating. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999. Katz, Bradley
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2018
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